COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KMTV) -- — Thefts, wanderers, and suspicious activity; residents in Council Bluffs say they've had enough.
A group of people have gathered to start the Council Bluffs Take Our Neighborhood Back and Community Outreach.
They've set up neighborhood watches, a food and toiletry pantry, work with alcoholics and narcotics anonymous, help people get in and out of homeless shelters, and fill out job applications. They want to get to the root problem to make places safer for kids.
"I think if we can get the alcoholics and the drug addicts into some meetings that could help a lot because talking to the police the majority of the crimes are drug related," said Jerry Billings, President of the Council Bluffs Community Outreach and Resource Center.
The group is also meeting once a month to discuss issues around the community.
You can visit the CB Community Outreach and Resource Center at:
500 Willow Ave. #203